"Genuinely brilliant expertise wedded to a caring and thoughtful approach that makes it truly peerless"

- Legal 500

We are a specialist family law firm with an enviable reputation for dealing with all aspects of separation, divorce, civil partnerships, nuptial agreements and children issues.

Our experience and outstanding client service is recognised with consistent top rankings for family law in the North in the respected legal guides Legal 500 and Chambers UK.  The latter describes Silk Family Law as “worthy of national recognition”.

Operating from offices in the heart of Newcastle city centre, in the tranquil surroundings of Aske Stables, on the Zetland Estate, North Yorkshire (close to the A1) and on Park Row, Leeds, we also see clients in consulting rooms in York and London.

Services we offer...

Divorce & Separation

Going through separation or divorce can be incredibly painful and the practical and financial consequences far-reaching.

Nuptial Agreements & Asset Protection

If you and your partner enter into a pre- or post-nuptial agreement, you can determine in advance how your assets will be shared should you separate.


Disagreement can occur when it comes to making decisions about the future arrangements for children.


Statistics show that cohabiting couples are also far more likely to separate than those who are married.

Financial Provision

The resolution of financial issues upon divorce can often be complex, requiring an understanding of accounts, pensions, trusts and tax issues.

Injunctions & Emergency Relief

We act swiftly and decisively to obtain protection against domestic violence, the removal of children from the jurisdiction and the dissipation of financial assets.

Civil Partnerships

The dissolution of Civil Partnerships can raise difficult legal issue which we can help to resolve.

Inheritance Claims

Our specialist team has a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in advising on claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975.

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The financial impacts of Coronavirus on divorce

As the BBC reported last week, the global as well as UK financial impact of the crisis cannot be overstated. The IMF is quoted as describing the ...

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COVID19 coronavirus latest update

Latest update Tuesday 5 May 2020: At Silk we act for individuals meeting the challenges of separating and divorcing, and we continue to do so during ...

Family Courts update and how we are supporting clients through Coronavirus

At Silk we act for individuals meeting the challenges of separation and divorce, and we continue to do so during the current pandemic. Many still want to look to the future and move their divorce process on, despite the challenges of lockdown.

Read the latest Family Courts update and how we have adapted our ways of working to continue delivering a full service for our clients.

Updated Tuesday 5 May 2020